Across all media - print, broadcast as well as online - sports journalism has come to occupy an increasingly visible space. Sports Journalism: Media, Sports and Society looks at the institutional, cultural, and economic environment and provides an invaluable overview of contemporary sports journalism across all media forms. This book offers a unique and up-to-date in-depth analysis of Sports Journalism as organized, produced, and consumed.

The Image and Status of the Sports Journalist

The Image and Status of the Sports Journalist

The image and status of the sports journalist

They're just about able to do joined up writing.

Businessman and former Tottenham Hotspur chairman, Sir Alan Sugar giving his opinion on football journalists. (The Observer 24 April, 2005)

The British journalist is not altogether popular.

Andrew Marr (2004: xiii) My Trade: A Short History of British Journalism, London: Macmillan.

I think that the generation of sportswriters coming through is more cosmopolitan. I think the standard of people in their mid 20s to mid 30s is very much higher than in my experience. They are more open, they have wider interests and wider terms of reference, and more sophisticated, more judgmental. The literary style is higher, although the best writers today are not necessarily ...

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